GOD SELF REALIZATION:  THE GREATEST DISCOVERY  ON PLANET EARTH

 

The voices of Sages, Philosophers and Prophets’ have echo to us throughout the ages that we ought to know our self.  But instead we all try to pattern ourselves after someone else and try to duplicate their achievements.  For the most part we are reluctant to be original.  We want to be like Mike or WEAR everybody’s number on our chest but our own.  We simply don’t look at ourselves as being an individual with genes of greatest waiting to be discovered and born.

 

Most people think it a bit too farfetched to place great value on themselves; we have been beaten down with the idea that we ain’t all that.  Maybe you have been asked at times when using our ingenuity and unquineness, “oua you think you’re something don’t you” and we have shunned and denied our very greatness for fear of further confrontation to our character and answered the question with an “emphatic No” I don’t think I’m something. 

 

Everyone’s response to such slanderous inquiries should always be “Yes” I do think I’m something and somebody! I’m the child of the king! I am wonderfully and marvelously made fashioned and furthermore, I’m special in the sight of God!

 

Listen; Yes we are that and much, much more.  But with meekness, modesty and humility we carry out our mission and daily duties for God and humanity.

 

We are not puffed up even though we can float like a butterfly and sting like a bee or can sing like an angel, preach like Peter or pray like Paul we are not puffed up, but remain humble.   Our greatest appreciation is our love for God, because we understand our relationship to him and him to us.  And together with the stuff we use we can’t lose.

 

So let me say to those that don’t have that Spiritual dog tenacity and Spiritual steadfast determination you can discover and reclaim your God self realization.   

 

Start where you are today.  Start with appreciating yourself.  Your shortcomings, the good, bad and the ugly are you.   Own up to it.  Accept you and stop rejecting you.

 

 Once you have accepted you; your journey can begin anew.

Facing each day with this new attitude is a choice and not a chore.  The problems that are face each day are no longer seen as negatives, but as positive challenges and hurdles to be jumped and cleared; that will carry you towards the goals you have set out to achieve. 

 

Remember that every misfortune and setback is a setup to a hook up, to God’s blessings for you. 

 

One of the greatest challenges in our daily walk is to find ways to be of service to others; for service sake.  Not because you are paid or seeking to render service because of rewards and certainly it never should be to win friends and influence people, but our service is done because you now know that the bible is right.

 

Matthew 23

11.  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

 12.  And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.  Listen to me.

 

God has genetically place in all of us a gene of possibility and greatest, but it must be discovered; like a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered by a treasurer seeker you must find it.  In other words your “Kingdom of God is at hand”; but if you are not looking for nothing you are not going to find nothing, because nothing from nothing still adds up to nothing.  But on the other hand something from something will always make something.

 

Again, one of the reasons we are not making this GREATEST DISCOVERY ON PLANET EARTH is because we have been trained from our youth and are continuing to teach ourselves to watch others greatness and applaud their efforts; while in most cases ignoring our own gifts and uniqueness.  Let’s check out Jesus!

 

It is easy to see the unfolding of self realization in Jesus as He starts his ministry.  Jesus ministered three and a half years of his thirty three year life span.  This self realization is visible to us.  Do you remember when Jesus was twelve years old and was found in the Temple of Wisdom with the wisest of men; and His baptism at the river Jordan?   Have you not read about his test with the devil on the mountain of temptation; and of course His triumphant entry into Jerusalem on that palms Sabbath; and His miraculous bodily recovery from death on resurrection Sunday.  He started out like he finished up in his ministry. 

 

In Jesus display of self realization He knew from whence he came, who he was and from whence he would be returning. 

 

In other words he displayed total control over his life and the events surrounding him.  He was never caught off guard, but was able to meet the adversary head to head and toe to toe and blow for blow.  He won the victory.

 

I dare you to shout, sing or say; Victory, Victory shall be mine.  I told Satan get thee behind; Victory, Victory shall be mine.

 

How did Jesus do this and why?  Can we do it too!  These are questions I will be addressed here today.

 

We first need to know that Jesus did all he did for you and I.  His life driven purpose and mission was to undo the original sin; which resulted in the identity crisis that permeates all of mankind after the fall of Adam.

 

 Do you recall the reason causing the fall of mankind and when the original sin occurred?          

 

  Genesis 2

9.  And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

15.  And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

 16.  And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

 17.  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.  My friends.

 

What is the “thou shalt surely will die”.   We should ask ourselves what is this referencing?  Is it referring only to our physical body or can we further examine its spiritual meaning.  If so, then let me continue with my enlightening revelation for you today.

I do believe that it was the God Concept of Good that dies on that horrid dark day in the garden.  Listen to me now.

 

When our God Concepts are in doubt we are like a ship without a rudder, a kit without a wind, a bird without a song and a man without a loving God. 

 

This is what the enemy of God, the serpent purported.  Saying, “God was hiding something from them”.  His subtle attempt to created mistrust and doubt in God is still with us today.  He is saying, that God is a bad boy, because He is not telling us the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  

 

What the devil was saying during his interrogation of Eve in the Garden of Eden he is still telling us today that there was something better that God didn’t want us to know, and that he (the serpent )alone has it for us.  Satan is telling the world that he has the goods for your lives; while claiming God’s design and plan is faulty and not worthy trusting.  Listen.  

 

The Devil thinks he has the answer for the world today, but I stop by here with some good news for you today; “and it’s that I found the answer and sure enough I know way”.  It is Jesus.  Jesus is the answer for the world today; besides him there is no other; Jesus is the way.

He is the way; the truth and the life.  John 14:6

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever.   Heb. 13:8

 

Unfortunately we have lost our victory cry and are not shouting from the roof top very loud anymore, because our God Concept has been clouded and diluted by the new day serpent’s who are and the anti-Christ.

 

When Satan interrogated Eve in the Garden of Eden he challenged her God Concept using the power of suggestion.  Let’s take a closer look and learn our lesson so we don’t make to same mistakes.

 

This is where you and I have to be very careful not to give into suggestions that are contrary and contradictory to God’s Word for our lives.

 

 

Let me give you some food for thought as we consider next passages.  Do you know that the USA Congress has been debating about a interrogation practice called “water boarding”.  It is used when a combatant is captured and is interrogated, but will not comply or talk.  It simulates a never death experience.

 

It is at this time the use of “water boarding” seems most useful in changing a person total Concepts and views.  This practice is now being discussed as to whether or not it is torture.  I’ll leave that up to you to determine for yourself, but I will ask that you to pray about our nation’s use of torture techniques.

 

There is a phrase that I call “word boarding”.  This is what I believe occurred in the garden and the technique used on Eve.  The Serpent took God’s pure word and diluted it with poisonous venom and dumped Eve head long into confusion and uncertainty, which resulted in self denial.       

                 

Genesis 3

* **1.  Now the serpent was more subtil (Suggestive) than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

 2.  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

 3.  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

*** 4.  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:  (Auto-Suggestion)

 ***5.  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

 ***6.  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, (Mental food- Concept food) and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.  (God’s Concept of Good Aborted)

*** 7.  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew (Conception Change) that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

 8.  And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

 9.  And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10.  And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

 11.  And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

 12.  And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

 ***13.  And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

(Interrogated me, Tortured me, Word Boarded me)

 

The destruction of the God concepts was accomplished during this terrorist’s interrogation between the Serpent and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

 

  You See;  the serpent offered what she thought to be a more abundant and perfect life.  She accepted the serpent’s version of self realization and denies her God realization and eventually persuaded her husband Adam to look outside himself and away from God for self fulfillment.  Satan had accomplished his master plan of mass deception of self realization.  His Identity thief plan is still working today.  

 

Satan’s tree of knowledge is more preferable to man than God’s tree of life and perfection. 

Adam now follows a concept other than what God had ordained for him. 

 

This is the greatest error of creation.  It is called God self denial. 

 

 

OUR PARADISE IS LOST BUT OUR PARADISE MUST BE REDISCOVERY.   BUT WHO WILL RECOVER  IT,  WHO WILL RESTORE IT; WHO WILL DELIVER THE GOD SELF REALIZATION AGAIN TO MANKIND.   

 

Luke 2: 10   And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

 11.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

 

Jesus shows us that we can be saved, redeemed and restored to our rightful place in the kingdom of God by identifying with Our Heavenly Father.  He tells us it is not about Satan’s will; or even his own will, but that He has come to do the will of his Father.  His Father tells him what to do and he obeys Him only.  He is in the Father and the Father is in Him.

 

 Jesus identifies with God’s and understands the genetic code of the universe; and all through life He is more than a conquer over the adversary;

 

He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and at His name every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

 

Can We Do It?  Can we make the GREATEST DISCOVERY ON PLANET EARTH?

 

YES; YES WE Can!  We can discover the God self realization whether we are young, old, broken or whole, male, female, rich or poor, educated or not; it is within your reach.  It is the door to your spiritual future.

 

Here is one thing that we must establish today in your spiritual  belief system.  You must know that there is no one ever been born or ever will be just like you.  There is no one with your samemind, heart, eyes, ears, hands, hair, mouth or DNA. 

 

Therefore is no one that can duplicate anything just like you or has the ability to achieve anything just like you.  You alone are God’s rarest gift to the world.  You are a unique creation; and the design and pattern in your genetic code ordain by God is the greatest discovery that you can ever make.  Then you can say when asked, who are you?  “I am That I am”, because “He Is Who He Is In Me”.

 

Once you discover and reclaim the God self realization you will know that He is ever present, ever knowing and ever powerful in your life and you never lose sight of this awareness again.

 

This new revelation defies all knowledge of logic about bad; because all is GOOD IN GOD. 

 

 

 

Romans 8

  28.  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

35.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

 36.  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

 37.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

 38.  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

 39.  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Philippians 4

19.  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

God is good all the time and all the time God is good.

God is Love all the time and all the time God is Love.  

God and Self Discovery is Good all the time and all the time God and Self Discovery is Good.

 

Preached by:

Rev. Sylvester Williams, Jr.

March 10, 2008